Did you know that the act of smiling helps to relax your body and can even lower your blood pressure? Hmm ...better than expensive blood pressure medications with side effects.
And the muscles we use to smile tend to lift our faces. Hmm ...cheaper than a facelift.
As Phyllis Diller says, "A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."
And Mark Twain, "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
There may be some very real stressors in your life and of course, you can't ignore them and pretend they aren't there. But we have a moment by moment choice ...as to how we respond.
A simple smile can impact those around you and even light up an entire room. I want you to spend a few moments and take a look at a few of these smiles.
And I dare you ...to not smile!
For me, there's nothing like a child's face that brings a smile to my face. I can also think of a few other things that cause me to smile:
- A rainbow
- A sunset
- My family
- Knowing that God loves me
Now, it's your turn? What makes you smile? I'd love to read your comments.